Os Jardins Inesperados, Capuchos – Monserrate

  • Duration: 6
  • Runs On: Thursday
  • Price from: 78€

This tour takes you to visit two wonderful gardens and its monuments. “Capuchos”, probably the most important testimony of the Sintra primeval forest , preserved by the brotherhood of Franciscan friars and their austere monument carved in stone, and Montserrat, which is opposed by one of the most beautiful creations of the landscape Romanticism, as well as it´s very beautiful palace. Immortalized by Lord Byron, Monserrate is one of the most famous and exotic Europe “Victorian” gardens. Let us also know the startling forest corridor with about 7km linking these two wonderful gardens and monuments. We´ll also have a “Victorian” picnic in the “Monserrate“ gardens.

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78€ per person
75€ per person
in the family pack (2 adults + 2 children)
75€ per person for groups (minimum 8 people)


All Thursdays

July 2013 – 18, 25
August 2013 -1, 8, 15, 22, 29
September 2013 – 5, 12, 19, 26



  • Water and pastry
  • Entrance ticket + “Capuchos” Convent certified guide
  • Entrance ticket + Palace and Monserrate gardens certified guide
  • Picnic gourmet in Monserrate gardens
  • Lisboa, Sintra, Cascais meeting and delivery point
  • Track guide
  • Obligatory insurance


Advised Equipment

(depending on weather)

  • Comfortable shoes soled nuts, preferably suitable for trekking
  • Hat for sun or umbrella
  • Waterproof / wind stopper
  • Sun glasses
  • Sunscreen (factor 40)
  • Comfortable clothes and pants suitable for trekking, preferably
  • 1.5 l of water

7 Reasons

  • Discover the very austere “Capuchos” Convent, excavated and built on pure rock in 1560 and inhabited by the Franciscan Order
  • Meet the botanical legacy of this Order, as austere and authentic as its creators
  • Let yourself be fascinated by the very beautiful Monserrate Palace (1856), a World Heritage Site since 1995
  • Marvel at one of the most important English landscape gardens, immortalized by Lord Byron
  • In the heart of “Moon Hill”, come to see the corridor forest  that connects both gardens, as well as its flora and fauna
  • Lose yourself in one of the most striking features of the Serra de Sintra, its dichotomy between the beauty and mystique of its immense native vegetation, and one of the most beautiful creations of the Romanticism landscape
  • Indulge in the delicious “Victorian“ picnic we have for you with one of the most exclusive frameworks we could offer.


Meeting Points

Lisbon – Cais do Sodré  train station – 8h00 am
Sintra – Railway station – 8h30 am
Cascais – Railway station – 9h00 am



The beginning: “Capuchos” convent, 9h30 am
Duration: 6 hours
Minimum /Maximum Participants: 4/16
Not suitable activity for children under 8 years
Difficulty:   Easy (Easy)


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